Lord, it is not as if you had not forewarned us. The day has come upon us when Your Word took significance. Mat 5:10 "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Bless me now, O Lord.
We are righteous only through the renewing of the Holy Ghost as Christ bore witness. Now we are falsely accused, disdained and criticized to say the least, as You told us this would occur. We have known Your Word as truth from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zechariah, onward from You then to Your servants who walk and preach the glorious Good News. Now it has fallen upon us. Now Your Word takes Light and meaning in our life. Now we watch and pray as You commanded us to do.
Lord, may our faith not fail.
Lord, may our forgiveness be extended to our abusers.
Lord, may Your blessing be upon us.
Lord, may we turn this into a glorious testimony for You.
Lord, may we not count the cost.
Lord, may we not make others share in our pain, but share in our joy instead.
Lord, may our sacrifice of thanksgiving reside in heaven's hall of fame.
Lord, may You judge the unrighteous expediently.
Lord, may we rejoice in heaven on that day You reveal our works that will follow us.
Lord, may we look upon the saints that have preceded us, and those that have gone ahead of us and are living this already. Forgive us for our inattentiveness now.
Lord, may we truly and fully submit this grievance into Your hands so that we might know that justice will triumph.
Thank You Lord, for not only what You have spared me from that I am not aware of, but that also which You allow me to experience that I might glorify You with my life. Help me to remember those that are in bonds as I reach beyond myself and continue to support their cause. May my sacrifice be a pleasing offering to You, and may I enter into the fullness of the joy of the Lord as I submit to You. Hinder Satan from having his way with me so that I may be presented to You as a glorious Bride, unspotted and without wrinkle. Keep me in my trial and tribulation, through Christ Jesus our Bridegroom, I pray. Amen